MILTON, ON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Roxul Inc., the producers of Roxul insulation are pleased to announce that the Roxul Milton facility has earned certification from the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) for producing products with a 75% recycled content. Roxul has the ability to produce product with up to 93% recycled content without any product performance compromise and on a per project basis as required. Roxul is the first stone wool manufacturer to earn third-party certification of its products recycled content. The recycled content levels that Roxul is able to deliver are among the highest of all types of insulations manufactured and sold.
"Sustainability is not the responsibility of just one person or department at Roxul. All of our people take ownership here," notes President of Roxul Inc., Trent Ogilvie. "We are in the business of selling energy efficiency solutions and we are proud of our ability to manufacture our products in a responsible manner."
Roxul continues to invest in its North American facilities, focusing on the company's manufacturing and environmental efficiencies.
"Already our factories operate at a high standard, where both production and energy efficiencies have been optimized and we continue to strive for better results," said Roxul's Vice-President of Operations, Bent Jorgensen. "Third-party certification of our recycled content is important to us as it signals our continued commitment to the environment and to our customers."
Roxul's certified recycled content positions the company as a strong contributor in the earning of points, as they relate to building certification programs like that of the U.S. and Canadian Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC /CAGBC LEED®) program. Architects, specifiers, contractors, building owners and all other Roxul customers are asked to contact Roxul directly for further information on such programs.
About ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.
A non-profit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES is the United States' leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. The ICC-ES Evaluation Reports and PMG Listing Program provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements in codes and standards. The ICC-ES SAVE Program provides verification that products have been independently verified as having the sustainable attributes claimed by the manufacturer to develop and advance sustainable design and construction. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. For more information about ICC-ES, visit www.icc-es.org.
About Roxul Inc.
Roxul Inc., located in Milton, Ontario, and Grand Forks, British Columbia is a subsidiary of Rockwool® International, the world's largest producer of stone wool insulation. Rockwool International is a publicly held company, which trades on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Operating 26 factories, the Rockwool Group employs over 8800 people in 30 countries and features a global network of sales companies, trade offices and dedicated commercial partners. Roxul's products are fire resistant, water repellent, non-corrosive and are resistant to mold, fungi and bacteria growth.
SOURCE Roxul Inc.